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Dear Huntley 158 Parent/Guardian,

This month, Huntley 158 will be distributing the Illinois 5Essentials Survey to all parents/guardians, students, and teachers. The 5Essentials survey is a statewide effort by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to gauge school climate and learning conditions in Illinois schools. The survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago and provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. We ask that you please take some time to fill out this survey HERE prior to March 24, 2023. 

The District is mandated to conduct a survey of school learning conditions every year, and your participation in this effort is critical!

Who should take this survey?

Students in grades 4-12 and all staff will be asked to take the survey during the timeframe between March 6th-24th. All parents and guardians are asked and encouraged to complete the parent portion of the survey.

What does it entail?

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Feedback from the tool will be shared in reports to schools and will be reported publicly on the State School Report Card website in Fall 2023.

Please note:

  • Parents/guardians with more than one child in Huntley 158 schools must take the survey for each child.
  • The survey is available in English and Spanish and is estimated to take about 10 minutes.

Link to survey:

If you have questions, please check the ISBE website or email your building Principal.

Thank you.